Mormon Battalion Historic Site

Mormon Battalion Historic Site, San Diego: Hours, Address, Mormon Battalion Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Mormon Battalion Historic Site

Mormon Battalion Historic Site
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Old Town
How to get there
  • Old Town Transit Center • 7 min walk
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taraoneil
Boise, ID80 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We got there late just 10 min before closing and they graciously did a tour for us, my kids loved it. They were entertained by the taking picture frames. And of course liked panning for gold. We had a great time, glad we were able to fit in our schedule.
Written November 2, 2021
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DaveBYU
Provo, UT51 contributions
Oct 2021
They have harnessed some fun technology to help tell the story of the Mormon Battalion. Faith shines through!
Written October 19, 2021
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Bruce W
8 contributions
Sep 2021
The information shared in the presentation was very interesting and well done. But the real fun was the use of technology in the presentation. The "talking pictures" were awesome. Highly recommend a visit to this unique historic site.
Written October 1, 2021
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Starsamish
7 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a historical landmark , and point of origin for the first Mormon settlers that came to California in 1881.
Written September 21, 2021
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1TKT
11 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is a FREE short guided tour that shares interesting details about some of the history of the area. There is a tower look-out with some hands on activities at the end. You can even check and see if you are related to anyone who served in the Battalion! The tour is interesting for both children and adults. The tour moves quickly before getting boring or dull.
Even though it's a free tour, they still pay close attention to details. There is a small parking lot around the back and have good restroom facilities. The guides are all friendly, inviting, professional and dressed in period pioneer costumes. There is nothing for sale on-site, no gift shop available. Check out the old Town market just a block or two away for unique Mexican gifts, treats and food.
Written July 6, 2021
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VNORVI
San Francisco, CA242 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
The people are very nice and friendly. But let’s be honest the Mormon battalion didn’t do anything interesting . It’s mostly an advertisement for the Mormon church. Note: they make it awkward to leave midway, when you realize this.
Written April 3, 2021
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pianogirl66
San Diego, CA61 contributions
Oct 2019
There are free tours every day of the week and the parking lot is also free. You learn a lot about San Diego history and everyone can have fun with various activities like panning for gold, getting an old time photo taken, going on an interactive tour, and enjoyable games.
Written September 18, 2020
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Rich
San Diego, CA640 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Very nice presentation. You go room-to-room in about four rooms, and see several quick movies, making one story, about the history of the Mormon Battalion. It is a really well done presentation that lasts about 20 minutes. No religion pushed on you. Worth the visit!
Written March 10, 2020
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Rick Miller
Kennewick, WA4 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Thought I was going to learn about a battle since it was about a battalion. The ladies were very nice and the presentation was rather clever. It turned out to be more of the history of the Mormons then anything else. I am ok with anyone/everyone's personal religious beliefs. But I didn't think I was going to a 40 minute seminar on Mormon beliefs. Learned about a battalion that really had no impact on California let alone San Diego(we can debate that later). Not a historical site. I respect the fact that they want to spread their beliefs and in hindsight should have guessed they would have tried. But I think they should at least let you know it is a "historical" and religious experience before you take the tour.
Written March 6, 2020
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ShirleyBaker55930
Grapevine, TX64 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This exhibit is absolutely amazing. It’s free and located in Old Town. It is a guided tour and the hosts are in costumes of that time period. The set up is unique- you are seated in an auditorium and watch a great movie about the battalion- how it came to be, the struggles they went through during the longest march by any battalion in the Mexican American war. They marched from just short of Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego. Then you are taken into rooms where you experience different phases of the journey ending with seeing artifacts from the battalion to having a black and white photo, then you can pan for gold and go to an observation tower and see all of Old Town.
It is well worth the time spent!
Written February 25, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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